Wednesday, 5 April 2017
We have been learning all about the Human body in Science and how important it is to look after our bones and our teeth. To understand the importance of looking after our teeth, we carried out some investigations into the effect of different substances on egg shells. We used egg shells because they are made up of similar material to our teeth, but are just a bit thinner. We put egg shells in coca cola, orange juice, vinegar and water and left them for a week. We discovered that after a week, the coca cola, vinegar and orange juice were so acidic that they had begun to wear away the egg shells. However, the water had no effect on the shell at all.
Saturday, 18 February 2017
We have been learning all about Ancient Egypt. We looked at what life was like in Egypt in the past and why the River Nile was so important. We also looked at what Egyptian jewellery was like in the past. We decided to try and make some Egyptian jewellery ourselves.
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Friday, 16 December 2016
For Christmas, we made some 'brilliant baubles'. We explored the colour wheel and learned about analogous colours. These are colours that are beside each other on the colour wheel, and blend really well. We each picked some analogous colours and painted our baubles using water colours. We think they look really well on black paper.
Friday, 11 November 2016
In Science, our class had a look at what plants need to grow. We set up an investigation with violet plants. Plant A was the control – with sunlight and water. Plant B had sunlight but no water. Plant C was covered over to have no sunlight, but had water and plant D had neither sunlight or water. We put the plants in a sunny spot in the classroom on the window sill and left them for several weeks. We soon discovered that the plants need both sunlight and water to grow successfully. We recorded our investigations in our individual investigation booklets.